Mind matters: mental health for small business owners

19 June 2020

With massive pressure on owner-managers, how should they protect their mental health? What are the warning signs something is wrong? And what practical techniques can be used to protect the mental health of small business owners? Dave Howell reports

Risk management for COVID-19: the new normal

18 June 2020

The coronavirus is a new hazard that will require the implementation of new risk control measures. Mike Sopp advises on how to assess and control the risks of a return to the workplace.

Parent Partnership — Supporting your child with understanding language

17 June 2020

Supporting children to develop their language is central to helping them to think and learn, communicate with friends and family, and develop their social interactions and relationships. Whilst learning language is complex, Rebecca Fisk outlines there is much that parents, carers and practitioners can do to support this.

Coronavirus risk assessment FAQs

15 June 2020

As the lockdown eases, many organisations are planning for employees to return to work. However, before that can happen, employers must carry out a workplace risk assessment.

Should we go back to bleach?

7 June 2020

Is the coronavirus pandemic bad news for “green” cleaning products? Caroline Hand investigates whether it is good science to put the eco-friendly cleaners away for the duration of the pandemic and head back to the bleach.

How to guide for social distancing at work

4 June 2020

As workplaces begin to resume operations, one of the main challenges they face is social distancing in the workplace. Workplaces will vary; however, employers should remember that they have a duty of care to their employees. Fiona Burns, Health, Safety and Risk Manager at Croner outlines the essentials for managing social distancing in the workplaces.

Deep cleaning the workplace in the time of coronavirus

1 June 2020

Within a relatively short space of time, the coronavirus has radically changed working life around the world, perhaps forever in the case of some organisations. Never before has workplace cleaning taken on life and death implications across so many different types of ordinary, non-specialist, work settings. Vicky Powell looks at how to deep clean workplaces to best protect workers and others from the COVID-19 virus.

Being a family-friendly employer

27 May 2020

Working parents are afforded certain rights under employment law and employers need to ensure they are aware of them. Not only can failure in this area result in costly discrimination claims, it can also mean the difference between a low or a high retention rate. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines points that employers can consider when aiming to be family-friendly employers.

Managing stress during the pandemic

25 May 2020

Amid all the uncertainties and disruption caused by COVID-19, an awareness of how your team is coping is all-important. Laura King looks at what managers can do to reduce stress for themselves and employees.